Sunday, September 2, 2007

One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak

I've fallen a little behind due to a cold and a general sluggish feeling, but the rest of the three-day weekend ought to give me a chance to catch up. ONE FOR SORROW by Christopher Barzak made its debut on Tuesday the 28th. Here is the blurb:

Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever. Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to, a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend. But the longer Adam holds onto Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs…and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become. Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.

The author's weblog appears to serves as his website and he also keeps a Myspace page. He also has included the short story that inspired ONE FOR SORROW. La Gringa has been doing a lot of posts featuring the author, including this interview. The 28th was Barzak Day in the Blogosphere, as chronicled by Mumpsimus, who put up a slew of links. There are more links here. This novel is certainly generating a lot of buzz! Reviews include The Village Voice, Tales from the Rest Belt and at Publishers Weekly (scroll almost halfway down).

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